Unlimited rides on trains in Akita Prefecture, winter “Akita Holiday Pass”

Station building "Topico" and the bus terminal on Akita Station west gate

JR East Akita Branch Office will release a specially planned ticket “Akita Holiday Pass” (あきたホリデーパス) that allows unlimited rides on railways in Akita Prefecture at a reasonable price. You can get on and off the local trains (including rapid service) of the JR line, the Akita Nairiku Jukan Railway Akita-nairiku Line, and the Yuri Kogen Railway Chokai-sanroku Line in the valid area for one day. If you purchase a limited express ticket, express ticket, or reservation seat ticket additionaly, you can also ride limited express trains (including the Akita Shinkansen), express trains (“Moriyoshi” on Akita-nairiku Line), and rapid service “Resort Shirakami” and so on. The price is 2,440 yen for…

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Tokyu will also advance the schedule of last trains by the timetable revision in the spring of 2021

The vehicle of the Tokyu Toyoko Line

In response to big changes in usage due to COVID-19, Tokyu Corporation announced that the last train of all lines (excluding Kodomonokuni Line) will be advanced by about 15 to 30 minutes due to the timetable revision in March 2021. The “new lifestyle” has taken root, and the spread of telework has reduced commuting demand, which has had a major impact on profits, and they says that it is necessary to transform the railway business into a sustainable structure. In addition to advancing the last train in order to secure more time and personnel for night work such as installing platform doors, they are also considering reviewing the number of…

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Seibu Railway will advance the schedule of last trains by the timetable revision in the spring of 2021

Seibu Ikebukuro Station

Seibu Railway has announced the outline of the timetable revision to be carried out in the spring of 2021. The anouncement includes that the last train on major lines will be advanced by 20 to 30 minutes in order to secure time for night works. They mention that one of the reasons is that the number of passengers in the midnight hours has decreased by 50-60% due to the effects of COVID-19. From Ikebukuro Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line For Hanno: 0:09→23:52 (-17 min) For Kotesashi: 0:44→0:14 (-30 min) For Hoya: 0:45→0:18 (−27 min) From Takadanobaba Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line For Hon-Kawagoe (connecting to the last train…

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Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 – East Japan (as of November 6, 2020)

Summary of railway operation updates due to COVID-19 - East Japan

We have summarized the status of updates in operation schedules of each railway operator due to COVID-19 (as of November 6, 2020, excluding in normal operation). Please check the latest operation status before using. Sendai Subway The last train (extra) every Friday is canceled for the time being. Chichibu Railway Some express and local trains are canceled. All direct trains for Seibu Line are canceled. The first train will be moved down and the last train will be moved up at some stations. Hokuso Railway One “Extra Liner” (from Imba nihon-idai to Keisei-Ueno) with a seating capacity is added in the morning. JR East The limited express “Narita Express” (Omiya,…

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The station numbering on JR Chūō Line expanded between Hatsukari and Kobuchizawa stations

The station numbering on JR Chūō Line expanded between Hatsukari and Kobuchizawa stations

JR East has expanded the station numbering on Chūō Line (中央本線) to the section between Hatsukari (初狩) and Kobuchizawa (小淵沢) stations by March 23, 2020, which is already performed between Sagamiko (相模湖) and Ōtsuki (大月) stations. The numbering (CO33 – 51), which is the serial number from Otsuki Station, is posted on the station sign on the platforms. in addition, the station name is written in 4 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean).

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5 new stations of JR Kesennuma Line BRT & Ōfunato Line BRT has launched business

5 new stations of JR Kesennuma Line BRT & Ōfunato Line BRT has launched business

5 new stations of the JR Kesennuma Line BRT and Ōfunato Line BRT started business on March 14, 2020. Akaiwai-minato Station (赤岩港, Miyagi): between Matsuiwa and Minami Kesennuma on JR Kesennuma Line BRT Rikuzen-imaizumi Station (陸前今泉, Iwate): between Osabe and Kiseki-no-ippom-matsu on JR Ofunato Line BRT Ōfunato-marumori Station (大船渡丸森, Iwate): between Hosoura and Shimo-funato on JR Ofunato Line BRT Jinomori Station (地ノ森, Iwate): between Ōfunato and Sakari on JR Ofunato Line BRT Tamoyama Station (田茂山, Iwate): between Ōfunato and Sakari on JR Ofunato Line BRT

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